|Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Colombian name: Cuco Americano
Virginia, Risaralda, Colombia
The Yellow-billed Cuckoo breeds in North America, mainly in the eastern USA and into northern Mexico and the northern islands of the Caribbean. It winters in South America north of Buenos Aires. For a distribution map see NatureServe. During migration they move at night and studies have shown that they orient themselves by the stars.
found in a wide variety of habitat including forest, open woodland, pastures with bushes and
swamps. They eat mainly large caterpillars and grasshoppers but can take frogs, birds' eggs and
small fruit. It is not a brood parasite.
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